The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1477 1172 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.05% 13.78% 11.44%
As % of the Vendors category 31.70% 28.91% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 586 462
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 135 136
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £27.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4659 4054 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.48% 47.66% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2076 1945
Average daily rate £365 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 243 319
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 388 £323 -0.76% 131
Berkshire +3 364 £400 -5.88% 115
Surrey +2 244 £375 +7.14% 99
Buckinghamshire +2 203 £319 +2.00% 54
West Sussex +3 85 £375 -6.36% 21
Oxfordshire -5 80 £350 - 43
Kent 0 39 £320 +9.87% 35
East Sussex 0 25 £263 -16.00% 11
Middlesex +6 22 £361 -15.17% 2
Isle of Wight - 5 £345 - 1
Sussex -6 2 £475 +11.76%
Home Counties -5 1 £250 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
Thames Valley - - - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1162 (41.22%) Windows
2 1067 (37.85%) MS Excel
3 715 (25.36%) Active Directory
4 664 (23.55%) MS Office
5 630 (22.35%) Security Cleared
6 461 (16.35%) SQL
7 453 (16.07%) SC Cleared
8 427 (15.15%) ITIL
9 408 (14.47%) SQL Server
10 387 (13.73%) .NET
11 369 (13.09%) VMware
12 364 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 356 (12.63%) Windows 7
14 354 (12.56%) MS Exchange
15 350 (12.42%) Finance
16 328 (11.64%) SharePoint
17 326 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 310 (11.00%) Project Management
19 300 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
20 294 (10.43%) HP
21 277 (9.83%) JavaScript
22 271 (9.61%) C#
23 269 (9.54%) HTML
24 261 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
25 258 (9.15%) Citrix
26 252 (8.94%) CRM
27 251 (8.90%) Oracle
28 250 (8.87%) Migration
29 241 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
30 229 (8.12%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 354 (12.56%) MS Exchange
2 328 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 133 (4.72%) IIS
4 127 (4.51%) Lync
5 126 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 101 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 93 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
8 89 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 79 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 74 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 58 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 38 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 35 (1.24%) IBM Notes
14 32 (1.14%) CMS
15 29 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
15 29 (1.03%) SAS
16 28 (0.99%) Apache
17 22 (0.78%) Node.js
18 20 (0.71%) MS Project Server
19 10 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1067 (37.85%) MS Excel
2 664 (23.55%) MS Office
3 202 (7.17%) MS Project
4 159 (5.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 150 (5.32%) MS Visio
6 35 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
8 18 (0.64%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.43%) SPSS
11 7 (0.25%) InDesign
12 6 (0.21%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
15 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.11%) FastStats
15 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.071%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 183 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
5 5 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.18%) Agresso
5 5 (0.18%) Staffware
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.11%) assyst
7 3 (0.11%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.071%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.071%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.071%) Maximo
8 2 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 71 (2.52%) Office 365
2 44 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.64%) SaaS
5 14 (0.50%) PaaS
6 10 (0.35%) IaaS
7 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.035%) GitHub
8 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.035%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 177 (6.28%) SAN
2 174 (6.17%) Firewall
3 167 (5.92%) DNS
4 150 (5.32%) TCP/IP
5 137 (4.86%) Internet
6 115 (4.08%) DHCP
7 108 (3.83%) LAN
8 96 (3.41%) WAN
9 59 (2.09%) SMTP
10 50 (1.77%) VPN
11 42 (1.49%) VoIP
12 39 (1.38%) X.400
13 38 (1.35%) X.500
14 36 (1.28%) NAS
15 34 (1.21%) Wireless
16 29 (1.03%) SSL
17 25 (0.89%) LDAP
18 23 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
19 22 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (0.78%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 126 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 105 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 68 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
8 50 (1.77%) MySQL
9 46 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 43 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 41 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 39 (1.38%) Relational Database
13 31 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (0.99%) MS Access
15 24 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
16 18 (0.64%) PowerCenter
17 17 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (0.57%) RDBMS
18 16 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
19 15 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 104 (3.69%) Visual Studio
2 76 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 35 (1.24%) Subversion
5 30 (1.06%) NUnit
6 23 (0.82%) Git (software)
7 22 (0.78%) StarTeam
7 22 (0.78%) Axure RP
8 21 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.71%) Selenium
10 18 (0.64%) JIRA
11 17 (0.60%) MSI
12 16 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (0.43%) ClearCase
14 10 (0.35%) Ant
15 9 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
15 9 (0.32%) GoogleTest
16 8 (0.28%) MSTest
16 8 (0.28%) CppUnit
16 8 (0.28%) CruiseControl
General
1 350 (12.42%) Finance
2 200 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 77 (2.73%) Marketing
4 55 (1.95%) Retail
5 36 (1.28%) Banking
6 30 (1.06%) Advertising
7 29 (1.03%) Military
8 28 (0.99%) Legal
9 26 (0.92%) Publishing
10 24 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.67%) Back Office
11 19 (0.67%) Interactive Media
12 18 (0.64%) German Language
13 17 (0.60%) Billing
14 12 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.39%) Law
16 9 (0.32%) Games
16 9 (0.32%) Local Government
17 8 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 521 (18.48%) Analyst
2 385 (13.66%) Developer
3 178 (6.31%) Architect
4 172 (6.10%) Support Engineer
5 145 (5.14%) Project Manager
6 141 (5.00%) Consultant
7 122 (4.33%) Administrator
8 115 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 102 (3.62%) .NET Developer
10 93 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
11 88 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 85 (3.02%) Desktop Support
13 72 (2.55%) Test Analyst
14 68 (2.41%) Service Analyst
15 66 (2.34%) Service Desk Analyst
16 64 (2.27%) Coordinator
17 62 (2.20%) Business Analyst
18 61 (2.16%) 1st Line Support
19 58 (2.06%) Desktop Engineer
20 56 (1.99%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (13.73%) .NET
2 269 (9.54%) HTML
3 229 (8.12%) ASP.NET
4 172 (6.10%) XML
5 125 (4.43%) CSS
6 92 (3.26%) Web Services
7 90 (3.19%) WCF
8 87 (3.09%) jQuery
9 84 (2.98%) JSP
10 77 (2.73%) .NET Framework
11 57 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 41 (1.45%) Ajax
14 39 (1.38%) Application Packaging
15 35 (1.24%) AngularJS
16 34 (1.21%) HTML5
17 29 (1.03%) XSLT
18 28 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 27 (0.96%) SOAP
20 25 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 261 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (4.22%) Blackberry
3 109 (3.87%) Clustering
4 92 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 52 (1.84%) User Experience
6 50 (1.77%) PKI
7 36 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 36 (1.28%) Open Source
8 32 (1.14%) NHS
9 30 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.03%) Replication
11 27 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 24 (0.85%) iPad
13 23 (0.82%) Visualisation
14 18 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
14 18 (0.64%) PMI
15 15 (0.53%) iPhone
15 15 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.43%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1162 (41.22%) Windows
2 364 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 356 (12.63%) Windows 7
4 300 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 181 (6.42%) UNIX
6 179 (6.35%) Windows XP
7 178 (6.31%) Linux
8 144 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (2.55%) Windows 8
10 60 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (1.56%) Windows 2000
12 36 (1.28%) Windows Vista
13 26 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (0.71%) Android
14 20 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.67%) AIX
16 16 (0.57%) Windows NT
17 14 (0.50%) Solaris
18 9 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (15.15%) ITIL
2 310 (11.00%) Project Management
3 252 (8.94%) CRM
4 250 (8.87%) Migration
5 241 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
6 191 (6.78%) PRINCE2
7 127 (4.51%) Service Management
7 127 (4.51%) MVC
8 113 (4.01%) Scrum
9 100 (3.55%) Change Management
10 96 (3.41%) Configuration Management
11 88 (3.12%) Knowledge Management
12 87 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
12 87 (3.09%) Service Delivery
13 82 (2.91%) Validation
14 78 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
15 77 (2.73%) Workflow
16 74 (2.63%) Incident Management
17 72 (2.55%) TDD
18 70 (2.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 461 (16.35%) SQL
2 277 (9.83%) JavaScript
3 271 (9.61%) C#
4 172 (6.10%) PowerShell
5 94 (3.33%) VBScript
6 79 (2.80%) VB
7 77 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 68 (2.41%) Java
9 53 (1.88%) C
10 49 (1.74%) VBA
11 48 (1.70%) VB.NET
12 37 (1.31%) C++
13 28 (0.99%) PHP
14 20 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 20 (0.71%) Perl
14 20 (0.71%) Python
15 14 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.39%) Ruby
17 7 (0.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 630 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 453 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 326 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 223 (7.91%) DV Cleared
5 171 (6.07%) Degree
6 170 (6.03%) MCSE
7 121 (4.29%) MCP
8 119 (4.22%) ISTQB
9 80 (2.84%) MCITP
9 80 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
10 57 (2.02%) MCSA
11 56 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 50 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 38 (1.35%) ISEB
14 35 (1.24%) PMI Certification
15 34 (1.21%) CCNA
16 30 (1.06%) CISSP
17 29 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 28 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
19 27 (0.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.46%) SLA
2 60 (2.13%) QA
3 26 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.18%) COBIT
9 4 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.14%) HL7
10 3 (0.11%) BS25999
10 3 (0.11%) BS7799
10 3 (0.11%) P3O
11 2 (0.071%) DICOM
12 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.035%) CDISC
12 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.035%) GAMP
12 1 (0.035%) GMP
12 1 (0.035%) GAAP
System Software
1 715 (25.36%) Active Directory
2 228 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 77 (2.73%) vSphere
5 58 (2.06%) VMware ESX
6 55 (1.95%) XenApp
7 51 (1.81%) Terminal Services
8 48 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 39 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
11 27 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 22 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
13 21 (0.74%) ISA Server
14 13 (0.46%) XenServer
15 12 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (0.35%) Snort
16 10 (0.35%) Firmware
17 9 (0.32%) UAG
17 9 (0.32%) vCloud
18 6 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 176 (6.24%) SCCM
2 81 (2.87%) SCOM
3 44 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 40 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 35 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 34 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (0.89%) ARCserve
8 24 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (0.74%) HP SIM
11 20 (0.71%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.67%) WMI
13 18 (0.64%) SCSM
14 17 (0.60%) WSUS
15 16 (0.57%) BladeLogic
16 15 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 14 (0.50%) OVSD
18 12 (0.43%) SCOrch
19 10 (0.35%) Puppet
20 9 (0.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 369 (13.09%) VMware
2 294 (10.43%) HP
3 258 (9.15%) Citrix
4 251 (8.90%) Oracle
5 186 (6.60%) Cisco
6 90 (3.19%) Symantec
7 65 (2.31%) Red Hat
8 62 (2.20%) McAfee
9 61 (2.16%) IBM
10 50 (1.77%) CA
11 49 (1.74%) SAP
12 45 (1.60%) Remedy
13 41 (1.45%) Lotus
14 38 (1.35%) NetApp
15 37 (1.31%) EMC
15 37 (1.31%) Business Objects
16 35 (1.24%) Adobe
17 33 (1.17%) Lumension
18 32 (1.14%) Avaya
19 30 (1.06%) Dell
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